We just had the most amazing meal. Seriously – it was fantastic. Amos and I invited our friend Katrina and her fun kids over for dinner, and we all had such a great time tonight! Even before the meal actually happened, though, Amos and I had the best weekend getting ready for it. What can I say – we go to grocery stores for fun. On the menu tonight was an antipasto platter as a first course, which had salted almonds, water crackers, roasted red peppers, anchovies, chevre, a tomato and lupini bean salad, a drunken (merlot) goat cheese, and a porter cheddar. As a main course we had Amos’s signature bacon anchovy sauce over spaghetti rigatti with shaved pecorino romano and a caponata with Amos’s homemade bread. Served with all this loveliness was my favorite sauvignon blanc and a new chianti, which was awesome and velvety and just wonderful with this dish. It was massive amounts of fun, and I can’t wait until we get to do this again.